As promised a photo of the Japanese Magnoias in full bloom. Click on the photo to enlarge. They are nearly done with their blooming season as we can now see bits of green.
Our home has been filled with lots of big kids ( college age!)
A lot of catching up for father and son.
This is the following day at a church rally. And this weekend they are in another state at a youth rally.
And if your gonna purdge and you enlist the help of your kids and their friends you might as well enjoy it! This little but big closet under the stairs is a catch all no matter how hard I try.
This is just a small pile of the stuff we purdged this week. So much stuff! We have gone through every nook and crany and closet. I still have to purdge the books but overall we are done! It really feels good to have gone through so much.
We took all of our stuff to our favorite Thrift Store.
This is the newest member of our house hold!!! Isn't it beautiful? What happened to the old bread maker? Well the day the kids all showed up I was preparing dough for cinnamon rolls and clover leaf rolls. Thought it was odd I did not smell the yeast as the machine whirred away through its cycle. When the machine beeped I discovered that it never heated up. The element had burned up. ( it was an old machine) With a deep sigh I tossed the dough and went to plan B. ( by hand).
On one of our days you would have found us belly down on the dock of the river examining Jelly Fish and other creatures. We did not bring our camera. They are truely beautiful ( but very painful!) We also examined a lot of Galls. This proved to be a great biology lesson.